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Photos: Deadmau5 opens 2013 season at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic

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Deadmau5 opens the 2013 season of Wet Republic at MGM Grand on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Deadmau5 Opens 2013 Season of Wet Republic

Deadmau5 opens the 2013 season of Wet Republic at MGM Grand on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Launch slideshow »

The weeklong 2013 season opening of Wet Republic at MGM Grand started last Sunday with Grammy-winning Calvin Harris and surprise guest Ne-Yo and continued today with the mouse ears-donning Deadmau5.

Arriving around 2:30 p.m., Deadmau5, in a bright red T-shirt, made his way to the DJ booth and prepared for his 2013 daylife debut, spinning the wheels of steel about 30 minutes later and officially launching his exclusive party “Unhooked.”

Deadmau5, birth name Joel Zimmerman, also kicked off the opening night of nearby Hakkasan Las Vegas on Thursday night. He is the first EDM artist to make the cover of Rolling Stone (in June 2012) and performed at the 2012 Grammy Awards, another milestone for EDM.

DJ Fergie, not the singer from The Black Eyed Peas, kicked off the daytime revelry. Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery of Deadmau5 -- with and without his ears.

Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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